Quotation of the Day:
A picturesque talent will express itself in concrete images; a genial nature will smile in pleasant turns and innuendoes; a rapid, unhesitating, imperious mind will deliver its quick incisive phrases; a full, deliberating mind will overflow in ample paragraphs laden with the weight of parentheses and qualifying suggestions.
G.H. Lewes, “Sincerity,” in Foundations of English Style 64, 65 (Paul M. Fulcher ed., 1927).
This quote is from Bryan Gardner’s OED word of the day email list. You can subscribe. The nice thing about this quote is that it frames each type as positive rather than setting one model up as the best.